(Closed) What size heels

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would say if you are not used to walking in heels or aren’t comfortable wearing heels for long periods of time, I would go no higher than two inches. I personally find slingbacks easier to deal with than a pump or shoe with no back. You can always wear them for the ceremony and then take them off for the reception. Most brides I know don’t wear shoes once they start dancing.

Post # 4
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I agree with the PP – I wouldn’t wear heels taller than 2″ if you aren’t used to wearing heels.

Post # 5
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wore 4.5″ heels for my wedding, and I really shouldn’t have. I’m 5’2″ and my Darling Husband is 6’0″ so I wanted to make kissing/dancing less awkward, but during the ceremony he could tell my feet were killing me (I shifted a lot), and I had them off for most of the reception.

Post # 6
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Honestly, I know some people want to wear super high sexy heels for their wedding but think about it logically….

I know you said it was to do with the diff btw you and your finace, BUT I dont know HOW many brides I’ve seen completely ruin their dress because they wear like 4inch heels for the ceremony (to which the dress is hemmed), then put on flip flops, slippers, sneakers, or just go barefoot and are stuck literally holding their dress up all night. (or have the last several inches of the dress just TRASHED and basically black because they get sick of holding it up)

It’s everyones own preference, but I’m kinda the opposite situation….my Fiance and I are pretty much the same height so I cant wear huge heels. I’m getting a very small heel shoe, and then finding a bedazzled white wedge flip flop thats basically the same height (I see them all the time) so no matter what part of the wedding it is I wont be fussing with my dress.


Post # 8
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Davis2be61:  Mine are 2.5 inches, which I think is a nice height.  I’m also 5’3″ so I didn’t want flats.

Post # 9
6349 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

My ceremony shoes are a 2.5 inch peep-toe pump; I had originally planned to wear 3.5 inch strappy sandals, but was concerned about comfort walking down the aisle etc, so am wearing a lower heel for the ceremony, photos, drinks reception etc then will change into the high ones for the evening, as I find it easier to dance in a higher heel, and my dress will be bustled by then so more manageable.

It’s very personal, but I’d never wear shoes I wasn’t 100% comfortable in.

Post # 10
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Davis2be61:  Your welcome! Yes I’ve just seen way too many ppl I know not able to walk around and showcase their dress, or even hold champagne/have their hands free because they’re too occupied holding up their dress lol. I like the wedge flip flops because they can get decently high but they usually have a bit of a platform so its not so much a “high heel” for your foot…. if you know what I mean! I’ll be dying after the ceremony….

my Future Mother-In-Law has said “oh my god, i’ll be heartbroken if you change into some crappy shoes”. I said first… its my feet, and I dont want to stuck at my table in PAIN all night….second if the shoes are matched in hieght no one is going to SEE what shoes I’m wearing/not wearing… that only happens when brides do exactly what I’m going to avoid 😉

Also on a sidenote, I would recommend telling the bridal salon to add another/or reinforce the bustle “ribbon/string”. Again as I’ve learned from SEVERAL weddings, if your dress needs to be bustled, they typically only have a small little piece of string (ONE) that is supposed to hold up the dress for the whole reception? I cant tell you (Im sure some can agree) I’ve spent ….well honestly I couldnt count how much time I’ve spend up the backside of my girlfriends dresses with like 150 safety pins trying to pin the darn thing up because the “string broke” within a half hour….then half those fall out = repeat.

while it makes for a funny photo op in some cases…. it gets really annoying after the 5th time in the night!

I had them put 3 pieces in mine, and I told them to make sure it was “sturdy” material, not some flimsy thing thats going to snap when I start dancing.

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